Amazing Fit Collection. Misses & Miss petite shirt sewing pattern with individual pattern pieces for & A, B, C, D cup sizes. Pattern Sizing:
I made the size 8 even though my measurements matched up with the size 12 on the pattern. I pinned the pattern to a blouse that fit well and matched up to the size 8. The fabrics are similar, both stretch cotton. Maybe without a stretch fabric I would have gone up in size. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I made view A with the 3/4 sleeves but omitted the buttoned tabs on the sleeve cuffs. I like to just roll up my sleeves for a more casual look. Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are very good. Both construction and fit tips.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the 4 bodice front and back waist darts. I like the construction of the yoke and yoke facing. I would have preferred a slightly smaller collar. Fabric Used:
Stretch cotton shirting from Fabric.com Very nice with a shiny gold stripe that doesn't show in the pics. Also used 6 1/2 " buttons instead of 7 3/8 size. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I continue to make and throw/ give things away lately. Things that don't fit or are the incorrect fabric/ pattern combo. I'm good at screwing up despite 45 years sewing experience! My main fault is choosing the wrong fabric/ pattern combination and also making things too big. Success! I made neither mistake this time! In the past 6 months I have tried several techniques to perfect my sewing. This time I googled new ways to mark my fabric and new ways to make better darts. I made a straight line with blue painters tape alongside my darts before sewing. (I also use blue painters tape to mark the right side of my fabrics if needed.) I checked on proper bust dart placement. Also used the fabulous collar tips from here Click Here The collar and neckband are very good although still a weak area in my work. I changed my needle to a microtip for the topstitching because of another tip I read. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I mainly wear T shirts so not planning on a repeat performance anytime soon. Conclusion:
I do not wear button up blouses very much but I fell in love with this fabric and it is perfect for this type blouse. I am very proud of my work!